The film opens nationwide June 16th

Lionsgate and Morgan Creek Entertainment have announced that Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label will distribute All Eyez On Me, the biopic on Tupac Shakur, in the U.S. The film is scheduled to be released in theaters nationwide on June 16th on what would have been Tupac’s 46th birthday.

The film chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip-hop artist, actor, poet and activist, as well as his prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records and his imprisonment. Against insurmountable odds, Shakur rose to become a cultural icon whose career and persona both continue to grow long after his passing.

All Eyez On Me is produced by Morgan Creek’s James G. Robinson and David Robinson along with Program Pictures’ LT Hutton. The film is directed by Benny Boom and stars newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. in the role of Tupac Shakur; Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) as Afeni Shakur; Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as Jada Pinkett; Dominic Santana (Mr. Right) as Suge Knight; Jamal Woolard (Notorious) as Biggie Smalls; Keith Robinson (Dreamgirls) as Atron Gregory; Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead) as Leila Steinberg; and Hill Harper (CSI:NY) as the journalist.

Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide; of which his album All Eyez On Me sold over ten million copies. On April 7th, Tupac Shakur will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The deal was negotiated for Morgan Creek by David Robinson, President; and Jessica VanderYacht; David Nochimson of Ziffren Brittenham; and Glen Mastroberte of Latham & Watkins. For Lionsgate, the deal was negotiated by Jason Constantine, President, Acquisitions & Co-Productions; Eda Kowan, Executive Vice President, Acquisitions & Co-Productions; John Biondo, Executive Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Acquisitions & Co-Productions; and Elizabeth Hopkins, Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs.